Back in the good old days there was no internet and no Arrse website for you to endlessly ask questions and advice about RCB/AOSB. The endless hand wringing and questions, "can I go to sandhurst if I don't like spiders?", "Can I take a computer?" and "do I have to buy a suit?" It was a simplier time. You got your instructions (printed on green paper), got yourself fit by running/tabbing in some old lightweights & BCH with some rocks in a sack on your back (as advised by Col (retd) Cadogan, thank you sir), got the kit list and then got yourself to the factory at the appointed time and date. But then there was the greater mystery. The Rowallan Company pass from RCB. Your acceptance letter merely described it as a 10 week pre-sandhurst course. They even included a little booklet to show you how pleasant it would all be. Just a bit of adventure training really. This was to maximise the 'shock of capture' I am quite sure. (And a hat tip to Gareth for letting me know what was coming and some useful tips or I doubt I would have survived the first day! e.g. Having 2 wash kits - vital). Anyway, having a clear out and I found my little red book. So for nostalgia sake and to try and induce some flashbacks and horror stories I have scanned it and I will attempt to post it. Enjoy!